theCHIVE goes to San Diego for a meetup with the troops! (45 Photos)

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Over Memorial Day weekend, the Chivers made the trek from Venice Beach to San Diego to raise a glass with our service men and women. If you serve in our Armed Forces, you and a friend drank for free all night on us. Let me be the first to compliment y'all on your capacity for alcohol, the Navy really is America's largest drinking club.

We didn't really know what to expect but I got a fairly good indication when I went for a walk in the Gaslamp Quarter a few hours before the event. I saw Bill Murray and KCCO's everywhere which continues to be a humbling experience for me.

Over a thousand Chivers showed up to say hello and thank our troops. I particularly enjoyed the random chorus of 'USA! USA!' chants throughout this magical night.

A special thanks to Ellen Mon0han, Sara Jay, and Erin Young for making the trip. We had the time of our lives.

Next stop: New York City

And I'm hearing rumors of an Austin, TX meetup soon…

We had a camera positioned above the bar taking a photo every 10 seconds. Cool time-lapse video of the meetup below:

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  • Tomas Leon Hipolito

    austin tx. when

  • Mike

    Damn I wish I could have been there…. How about a meetup in Portland, OR or Seattle, WA? Huh? Huh? Come on…..

  • Suz

    YES to Austin!

  • Ashley Gold

    Put up the Santa Monica/Venice pics too! <3

  • Nick Gilbert better have a meet up somewhere when I'm over there in August/Sept

  • Jig

    Please FIND #26 !!

  • rosvick

    Next meet-up: Edmonton. Make it so!

  • COspeacialguest

    There's lot's of fun and chive love to be had in Denver, CO as well. Check it out….

  • TonyStreet

    This was good stuff, very classy to put together a show of appreciation for the troops, these days it's hard to come by. Good on ya

  • S-rah


  • 'Merica

    Ugly chivers… The only good looking people in those pics were the three sluts you brought.

  • dan

    18, 20, and 21. Me having a great time with all the chivers.

  • Tim Posta

    tranny sailor eh?

  • Robert Flint

    Dillon V. never know you were a Chiver. What about some shout outs for your boys out here in Okinawa???

  • Trolll

    So the ratio man to women was what, 30-1 ? Nice party there.

  • Stijn

    Hahaha in the video, there's a guy sitting in the exact same spot doing nothing for the first 15 seconds. Far left.

  • Jery_J

    Anybody else notice the dude in the blue shirt at the bar for the first half of the time lapse?

  • bensmith681

    #12 The Chive gives away 100 Military KCCO shirts for free but stops selling them… i dont get it… I wanna buy a shirt to wear under my cammies here in Japan!!

  • The Combat medic

    Would love to do a meet up with the Chive However im stuck in South Korea doing my thing as a service member. KCCO from a really huge fan

  • JKennedy

    It makes me sad that I live in Ireland… I'll never be able to attend one of these epic parties…. :/

  • Jorge

    #19 these two ladies need to be found.

  • 3 fan

    in the cover picture the girl with the captain's hat on looks like she has end stage AIDS. Other pics she looks better, but my god what a horrible first pic

  • Gallus

    Great pics. Thanks for posting. I will miss many Chive events, the price I pay for living in the sticks in red neck America. But I surely enjoy the pics.



  • rastacedric13

    COOL!!! when are you coming in Marseille France? we have a lot of boobs and beer!!!

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